September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
For a similar example, see number 17 on page 13 of "The Scottish Dirk" by James D. Forman. The example in the book is identified to a lieutenant in the 81st Highland Regiment raised for the American Revolution. The straight single-edged blade of this dirk differs slightly and has a scalloped spine, three partial fullers and 4-1/4" false edge. There is a slightly curved two piece brass fuller above the blade and the symmetrical handle is carved with intertwined relief knot designs and adorned with brass tacks. Plain undecorated brass pommel cap and turned capstan. The original leather scabbard shows embossed 18th century decoration and is complete with three of its original brass mounts, drag is absent. The original small knife is still accompanying it, but the pommel cap is absent. Fork is no longer present. CONDITION: Shows great age and heavy use overall. Blade retains a dark grey patina and tip is somewhat rounded. Handle shows a large chip absent on both sides, beneath protruding pommel cap. All brass mounts are a dark brown patina and have not been cleaned. Scabbard shows scattered losses to surface and about 2-1/2" missing at tip. All three mounts cracked. A very nice as found and untouched 18th century dirk that probably saw use in America. DMG
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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,880.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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